Barrie wins bloom award

Barrie has won a Five Bloom rating and an appreciative nod for an eye to future planning from Communities in Bloom organizers.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES - About 100 people, including the youth at Ontario Nature’s biodiversity and community action summit, gathered in Geneva Park Sunday to show their support for the People’s Climate March going on at the same time in New York City. A similar walk was held in Barrie.

'It's about sending a message'

While hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York City Sunday asking world leaders to combat climate change, a slightly smaller –

Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk organizer Mallory Greene, right, and her mother, Joy, helped raise $1,505 towards bladder cancer research and support after holding Barrie's first walk Sunday at St. Vincent Park. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Bladder cancer fundraiser

The Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk helped raise more than $1,500 towards bladder cancer research and support at Barrie's inaugural walk Sunday.

From left, friends Mike de Gier, Al Morrish, Lawrence Connelly and Marcus Blaunder play a roll-playing game during the second annual Brent Landry Memorial Games Day held at Sir Games-A-Lot, located in the Bayfield Mall, Saturday. The event is held each year in an effort to remember Landry for his efforts in the gaming community and to help raise support for Cystic Fibrosis. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Remembering Brent Landry

The second annual Brent Landry Memorial Games Day was held at Sir Games-A-Lot, located in the Bayfield Mall, on Saturday.

Hundreds of hot rod and motorbike enthusiasts came out to the Harley-Davidson customer appreciation event held Saturday at Barrie Harley-Davidson. MARK WANXEL/PHOTO

Harley enthusiasts helping out

Hundreds of hot rod and motorbike enthusiasts came out to the Harley-Davidson customer appreciation event held Saturday at Barrie Harley-Davidson.

Canadian country music star and Barrie area resident Jason McCoy entertained the crowds at the final day of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2014 near Ivy, southwest of Barrie, on Saturday.IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

McCoy closes plowing match

Country music star and Barrie-area resident Jason McCoy entertained the crowds at the final day of the International Plowing Match, Saturday.

Spine of the times

Chiropractor Amanda Ostrowski, of Balance Chiropractic in Barrie, stands beside a 20-foot-tall sculpture of a spine located outside their Bayfield Str

     

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